Lily James is a British actress and singer who has performed on stage, film, and television. She is best known for her role as Lady Rose McClare in the television series Downton Abbey (2012â€“2015). She played the titular character in the 2015 feature film Cinderella. Lily”s other notable works include Romeo and Juliet, Just William, Wrath of the Titans, Fast Girls, War & Peace, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson on April 5, 1989 in Esher, United Kingdom, to parents Ninette and Jamie Thomson, she has two brothers, one younger and one older. Lily was educated at Arts Educational School in Tring and studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating in 2010. She began her acting career in the British television series Just William. She was in a relationship with Dr. Who and The Crown actor Matt Smith from 2014 to 2019.
Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson Personal Details
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Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson
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5 April 1989
Esher, United Kingdom
British / English
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Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson Family Details
Jamie Thomson (Actor and Musician)
Ninette Thomson (Actress)
Charlie Thomson (Older Brother), Sam Thomson (Younger Brother) Others: Helen Horton (Paternal Grandmother) (American actress)
Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson Body Measurements
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34-24-35 in (86-61-89 cm)
34 inches (86 cm)
24 inches (61 cm)
35 inches (89 cm)
Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson Education
Prior”s Field School Tring Park School for the Performing Arts Guildhall School of Music & Drama (2010)Prior”s Field School Tring Park School for the Performing Arts Guildhall School of Music & Drama (2010)
Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson Brand Endorsements
Lily James has not appeared in any brand endorsement till 2015.
Lily Jamesâ€™ religious beliefs are not known.
Best Known For
She is best known for her role as Lady Rose McClare in Downton Abbey, a period drama that was aired on TV between 2012 and 2014.
Lily has won accolades for her performances in films like Wrath of the Titans (2012) and Fast Girls (2012). She is also known for her title role in the 2015 release Cinderella.
She first appeared in a short film Chemistry as Ines in 2012.
First TV Show
She made her maiden TV entry as Ethel Brown in four episodes of the Just William series in 2010.
The most important aspect of her fitness is her diet. The actress has herself admitted being on a liquid diet before the shooting of the corseted gown sequence in Cinderella, to attain the perfect body line.The actress advises doing regular exercises in the morning and drinking lots of water to remain hydrated.
Lily James Favorite Things
Food – Chocolates
Love – Acting and Dancing
Disney Characters – Ariel and Belle
Childhood Memory – Going to Musicals on birthdays
Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson Interesting Facts
*She was born on April 5, 1989 in Esher, United Kingdom. *Her paternal grandmother was American actress Helen Horton. *Her father, James Thomson, died from cancer in 2008. *She graduated from London”s famous Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2010. *She played Lady Rose McClare in the television drama series Downton Abbey. *She took her father”s given name as her stage name when she learned there was already an actress named Lily Thomson. *She is a mezzo-soprano. *She has been named as the next Keira Knightley.